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# Electrical Fields Part 2: Magnetism

Established Common Core State Standards:
NGSS:
PS2-3: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of
electrical and magnetic forces
PS2-4: Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that
gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects
PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide
evidence that field exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the
objects are not in contact
What understandings are desired?
What essential questions will be
Students will understand that…
considered?
1. How are forces exerted over distance
 Electric and magnetic forces
2. What are the causes of the three different
(electromagnetic) can be attractive or
types of fields: gravitations, electric, and
repulsive, and their sizes depend on
magnetic
magnitudes of the charges, currents or
3.
How does distance contribute to the
magnetic strengths involved and the
different types of fields
distances between the interacting
4. How are gravitational, electric and
objects
magnetic fields similar? Different?
 Gravitational forces are always
attractive. There is gravitational force
between two masses, but it is very
small except when one or both of the
objects have large mass (earth and
Sun)
 Forces that act at a distance (electric
and magnetic) can be explained by
fields that extend through space and
can be mapped by their effect on a test
object (a ball, a charged object, or a
magnet respectively)
What key knowledge and skills will students acquire as a result of this unit?
Students will know…
Students will be able to…
 Electric and magnetic
 Ask questions that can be investigate
(electromagnetic) forces can be
within the scope of the classroom,
attractive or repulsive, and their sizes
outdoor environments, and museums
depend on the magnitudes of the
and other public facilities with
charges, currents, or magnetic
available resources and when
strengths involved and on the
appropriate, frame a hypothesis
distances between the interacting
based on observations and scientific
objects
principles
 Gravitational forces are always
 Construct and present oral and
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Earth and sun. post test 2. Write a summary using CER format (claim. Testing magnetism of different objects lab 3. There is a gravitational force between any two masses.g. but it is very small except when one or both of the objects have large mass – e. and gravitational)can be explained by fields that extend through space and can be mapped by their effect on a test object (a charged object. and reasoning) 1. Demostration lab 4. attractive. or a ball respectively)  written arguments supported by empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support to refute an explanation or a model for a phenomenon or a solution to a problem Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence that can meet goals of the investigation Stage 2 – Determine Acceptable Evidence What evidence will show that students understand? Performance Tasks: Formative Other Evidence: Summative 1. evidence. magnetic. Stage 3 – Plan Learning Experience Page 2 of 4 . Conduct an experiment using various configurations of magnets. Create an Electromagnet 3. Forces that act at a distance (electric. Using various configurations of magnets Create an experiment that investigates the relationship between conductivity 2.